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Kirk Montgomery Leaving Denver to Anchor in Michigan

Kirk Montgomery will head to Lansing, MI, to anchor the 4:00 p.m. news for NBC affiliate WILX in May.

Montgomery recently announced he was leaving KUSA. The Denver Post reports he was not offered a new contract.

He started at KUSA in 2001.

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Jazmin Bailey Joins WESH From WHSV

jazmin baileyJazmin Bailey is joining Orlando NBC affiliate WESH as a traffic reporter, the Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker reports.

Bailey arrives in Orlando from Harrisonburg, Va., where she has produced and anchored the early morning show at WHSV since October 2011. Before that, she worked at WILX in Lansing, Mich.

Boedeker reports Bailey will make her on-air debut on November 25, replacing Michelle Wargo, who will sign off on November 22.

Chris Sutter Joins WDRB as Weekend Anchor

Chris Sutter is joining WDRB, the Fox affiliate in Louisville, as weekend morning co-anchor.

Sutter comes from WILX, the NBC affiliate in Lansing, where he was a reporter. He has also worked at WLEX in Lexington, Ky.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Chris to the WDRB News team,” news director Barry Fulmer said in a statement. “The expansion of our morning newscast to weekends has been enthusiastically received by viewers, and that growth has necessitated an expansion of our staff as well. We’re confident that Chris’s personality is a perfect fit for the show and that our viewers will receive him warmly.”

Sutter begins at WDRB on July 14. He replaces Lindsay Allen, who recently moved to the evening newscasts at WDRB.

Charlotte Reporter Hit by Car While Shooting Video of Downed Power Lines

Caroline Vandergriff, a reporter at News 14 Carolina, is in stable condition after she was hit by a car while covering a story Wednesday night. The station reported on Vandergriff’s condition:

She was shooting video of downed power lines at the intersection of East Morehead Street and Kenilworth Avenue. Two vehicles collided at the intersection and careened out of control. One of the cars hit Caroline.

She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where she is stable.

Vandergriff joined the station last month from WILX in Lansing.

Jennifer Dowling Joins WXMI From Rival WWMT

Jennifer Dowling has jumped from WWMT in Grand Rapids to rival WXMI, MLive.com reports.

Dowling was a crime and courts reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS-affiliate WWMT. She joined the station in 2010 from WILX, the NBC-affiliate in Lansing, MI. She has also worked at KEVN in Rapid City, SD, KTIV in Sioux City, IA and WHO in Des Moines.

The Michigan native began at Fox-affiliate WXMI last week.

Lansing’s WILX Swaps Morning, Evening Anchors

Beginning today, the morning and evening anchors at Lansing NBC-affiliate WILX will get new assignments.

Previously, the morning and evening newscasts were anchored solo — by Lauren Evans in the morning, David Andrews (pictured) at 5 and 6 p.m. and Jason Colthorp at 11 p.m. Beginning today, Colthorp and Edwards will be paired to anchor the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, and Andrews will helm the morning newscasts.

“I’m definitely a morning person,” Andrews told the Lansing State Journal. Beginning today, the morning newscasts will also start a half-hour earlier, at 4:30 a.m.

“Viewers’ habits are constantly changing,” WILX general manager Michael King said. “People are getting up earlier; they want information quickly.”

Dan Hedman Set To Leave KGIN-KOLN For Columbus

Sports anchor Dan Hedman is leaving Lincoln’s KOLN-KGIN, the Lincoln Journal-Star reports.

“I will pursue opportunities better for family in Columbus, OH,” Hedman wrote on Twitter.

Hedman, the weekend sports anchor, joined KOLN-KGIN in 2007. Before moving to Lincoln, he spent two years as a sports reporter at WILX in Lansing, MI.

The station has not yet announced a replacement for Hedman.